COL (Ret) James M. Bowers

August 14, 1930 - October 1, 2022
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A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.

Jim Bowers, also known as “Ranger Jim” and “Cowboy Jim”, was born in a coal mining camp named Cassville, in West Virginia on August 14, 1930. The Angels recruited Jim for their “Ranger Patrol” on October 1, 2022 at his home in Spring Harbor, Columbus, Georgia. He was 92. Jim was a strong and dedicatedContinue Reading

Rock Haynes left a message on January 27, 2023:
I had great memories of Col Bowers when I was at Hardaway high school. I remember him as a kind, funny, good hearted human being who was a inspiration to me and to all the R.O.T.C. cadets there. One great memory I had of him was at a pet rally where he, and other members of the faculty, dancing to the song wipeout. Lol. He had a Hawaiian shirt on and just dancing his but off! Everybody was laughing their heads off! I'll never forget it. I was honored to have known him. I thank him for his service to our country. God bless him and his family. May we all honor his memory and legacy. As he would always say, "FANTASTIC "!!!! R.I.P. 🙏😭🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊
Brian McKernan left a message on October 11, 2022:
Our freedom and everything else we cherish exists only because of the efforts of men such as the late Colonel James M. Bowers. We must never forget this. His life of service stands as an inspiration to all Americans. God rest his soul. Condolences to his family.
Eric T. Preston left a message on October 9, 2022:
My deepest condolences and prayers are with you Col. Bowers and your family. I was blessed by your great leadership and teachings while at Hardaway High school. I listened and learned about how to be a good leader and a great young man. I shall never forget all of our talks in between the class periods and your laughter and big smile . Rest in Peace great soldier and leader of many
Vance Waggener and Pattie Davidson left a message on October 8, 2022:
Daddy misses Jim so much. They did so many things together. It was a true friendship they shared. I also miss seeing him and visiting with him when I was there with daddy. He was a truly great Man.
Jean Harron left a message on October 6, 2022:
To Jim’s family my deepest sympathy I had the pleasure of knowing your Mother and father for many years and yourGrandfather General Gee as my husband Jack worked for him. Kacky has her love back to walk the Heavenly paths. May your memories of them bring comfort.
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Heather Roller Lunsford left a message on October 6, 2022:
Col. Bowers saw potential in everyone of his students In JROTC at Hardaway. I was one of them. He pushed you hard because of that potential. He was an excellent instructor and one of my favorite teachers. Fly High Colonel, you will be greatly missed.
Chris Whitaker left a message on October 5, 2022:
I am sad to hear this. Some men you just think will live forever. Col Bowers had a huge impact on my life. I loved this man like a second father. “Fantastic” is a permanent part of my vocabulary because of him. We lost a great one. May he test in peace.
Barbara J Chaisson left a message on October 5, 2022:
Oh, Jim...I tried to call you this morning, and when your phone had too many messages to record a new one...I was immediately worried. It has been a bit longer between our calls because of the hurricane...I figured that you might have lost electricity and phone...but by now, I figured it was safe to call you. I got a bad feeling when you didn't answer. I checked the obituaries for Columbus, GA, and realized why you didn't answer...I am so sad to lose my best friend and riding buddy...I am the only one left now that you, Georgia, and Carrera are hang on for a while until my time is up and we will ride again on our horses! My ride will be along in the future and we will meet again. LOVE you my best buddy...
Peggy Lunsford left a message on October 5, 2022:
Thank you for Your Service
CSM GREEN left a message on October 4, 2022:
Sir you are gone, but you will never be forgotten. I want to thank you for so many great words of wisdom, I want to thank you for your friendship, and most of all I want to thank you for the true service that you gave to this great nation. I remember when you and your wife first came to the dealership, you said I want to work with a veteran. We started talking army talk and that went on for some time. Your wife said the next time you can come back by yourself, you did and we talked some more. Sir I want you to know that you will always be my friend and I will always love you. To your family, thank you all so much for allowing 10+ years with a great man and a true hero. I know that he is up there in Ranger heaven with my son talking about army stuff. This nation is in a better place because of the dedication and love you had for this country. Sir Rangers Lead The Way. HOOHA. CSM Green your Battle Buddy.
Jim Bowers Jr left a message on October 3, 2022:
Dear Dad, I love you. Thanks for being a rock for this family… Always an inspiration… Always hard-charging. Rangers Lead the Way!
Mark Engblom left a message on October 3, 2022:
I'm thankful for the devoted service to our country by Col. Bowers! My deepest sympathies to Jim, Clark, their families, and all of Col. Bowers' friends and admirers.
Andy Hanton left a message on October 3, 2022:
Rest in peace sir
Vance Brooks left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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